Trying Your Dog's Food :D

So I was at the pet store yesterday to pick up another bag of Orijen and at the counter were dog treats in a little dish that you could give to your pet that was with you. One of the treats looked exactly like a Cheez-It. So I made a comment to the folks that work there about it and the guy speaks up and says that it "actually kind of tastes like a Cheez-It". :D:D:D Of course, a conversation ensues. He shows me these new treats they got from a dog bakery that basically look like little cakes and says "doesn't that look good - it really doesn't taste like with it looks like unfortunately." He goes on to tell me that they basically try every food and treat they sell - I somehow doubt they have chewed on a bully stick :D:D (granted the 2 folks behind the counter are probably in High School).

Anyway, the more we talked, I did admit that I have actually tried some of the treats I've given my 3 b-kids. I made the mistake of trying a piece of Orijen 6 Fresh Fish (just to see what the lure of it was), last time I actually tried their food :eek::eek:. When I've visited my kids breeder, if there haven't been snacks in the house, I've been known to eat a Peanut Woofer (tastes just like a Peanut Butter cookie).

Hey, the way I see it, none of what I feed for them can be worse than me eating a Chicken McNugget :D.

So all this begs the question - how many of you have actually tried pre-made food/treats you've bought for your dogs? Come on, admit it.

(I'm not talking about home cooked food/veggies.)

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I would have to point out that food made for pets is NOT safe for human consumption. There is not the level of sanitation that is required to be safe for humans to eat. Our digestive system is much different than that of a dog. For the most part dogs do not get sick from things like Salmonella or E. coli. These things can actually make a human so sick they will die!

Don't eat pet food, people. It is just a bad idea.

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I would have to point out that food made for pets is NOT safe for human consumption. There is not the level of sanitation that is required to be safe for humans to eat. Our digestive system is much different than that of a dog. For the most part dogs do not get sick from things like Salmonella or E. coli. These things can actually make a human so sick they will die!

Don't eat pet food, people. It is just a bad idea.

Well, I don't know. (Miranda or is it Jason - I actually thought you guys would write about the humanizing aspect. :D)

Both Newman's Organics and Natural Balance use human grade - at least that's what they claim. I saw both Paul Newman and Dick Van Patten on Jay Leno actually eat their own brands of dog foods - canned - claimed it to be yummy :eek:.

I'm not talking a serving size of Dog Chow, I'm talking a single piece of kibble (high quality - Orijen for instance) and a piece of biscuit.

I guarantee their are worse things in our human food chain. FWIW, I actually got E. Coli from eating fresh spinach purchased at Whole Foods :rolleyes:.

Even if a company claims to use 'human grade' products, the facilities and practices used in production of the product are not kept to human food-grade sanitation standards. I don't think a single piece of high end dog kibble would kill you. I am just saying it is not a good idea, in general, to eat food that isn't produced specifically for people.

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Well I feed my boys..and one girl The Honest Kitchen, Preference or Sojos, grainfree dogfood mix, and I am amazed at how good it smells. I have tried it, before I mixed the raw meat into it (even though I am on 85% raw myself, raw meat doesn't sound appetizing so I won't try that), and it was very tasty, especially the Sojos, it smells and taste like the best meatloaf..minus the meat of course.
The Honest Kitchen has human taste testers on their staff and their treats makes my two legged kids mouths water..

I have yet to try kibble, or canned for that matter, but I can also add, that Merrick's canned foods look like the best stews ever..my fur kids didn't like them however and I am still baffled as to why they didn't..maybe because they have had raw and that is their favorite ..no need to go canned, in their opinion.

If dog food was the mainstay of a human diet, I could see many problems ensuing. However, I can remember as a child tasting my cat's and dog's food just to see why they liked it so much. Didn't do me any harm.

I'm fine!…I'm fine!....I'm fine!....(sorry, backfire) 😃

I too can remember eating a Dog biscuit as a child, it was a Black one and tasted like charcoal,yuk.
When my boys were young i had a friend who was a strict vegetarian and fed her baby son a wholesome veggie diet. Once he was crawling he crawled to the cats dish, scooped out a handful of tinned cat food and ate it 😃

When I was a kid I tried dog biscuits many times thinking one must taste as good as it smelled - NOT! Never did find a good one. :mad:

I've never done it, but have been very tempted to try freeze dried liver treats.

etzbseder: Knock yourself out. Liver sounds very unappetizing to me. I'll give my share to AJ.

Haha. I've made myself heart from the grocery store, and I liked it. I've had liver and onions and chopped liver, and they were good too. Freeze dried, just dounds so … dry... Medjai seems to like it though.

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